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date: 18 September 2020

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This article examines the relation of posthumanism to ecocriticism. It contends that ecocriticism and posthumanism are parallel and potentially overlapping fields concerned with biological change and highlights the need for both discipline to address the idea of culture as defined by the binary of nature and culture. It argues that we must focus our philosophical, disciplinary challenge to the anthropocentric orthodoxies of the humanities and stresses the need for ecocriticism to expand our notion of “the world” but also of “the social.”

Keywords: posthumanism, ecocriticism, biological change, idea of culture, humanities, anthropocentric orthodoxies, nature and culture

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